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We have put together some links to home learning websites that will help you and your child to complete school work and for learning activities to do whilst at home.
CBBC TV Channel - Primary programmes will be broadcast on CBBC from 09:00 every day, and will include BBC Live Lessons and BBC Bitesize Daily as well as Our School, Celebrity Supply Teacher, Horrible Histories and Operation Ouch
BBC 2 - BBC Two will cater for secondary students with programming to support the GCSE curriculum, including adaptations of Shakespeare plays alongside science, history and factual titles
Top tips for good mental health and wellbeing
Youth Mental Health Ambassador, Dr Alex George has shared his ‘top five tips’ for young people’s good mental health and wellbeing. This is live on the Department for Education’s YouTube channel.
Ahead of the February half-term and as national restrictions remain in place, he has given advice to young people on how to improve their mood and look after themselves by eating well, getting plenty of sleep and natural light during the daytime.
As an A&E doctor, Dr Alex will use his clinical expertise to champion and shape government work to improve support for young people in schools, colleges and universities, as well as his personal experience having lost his brother to suicide last year. He will also sit on the new Mental Health in Education Action Group, which will focus on how to support young people’s wellbeing when they return to school and university.
Wellbeing for Education Return
Wellbeing for Education Return seeks to better equip schools and colleges to promote children and young people's wellbeing, resilience, and recovery in response to Covid-19. Advice can be accessed via the Leicestershire Healthy Schools site on this link:
Explaining COVID-19 to a young person
We are working to keep our school as safe as possible. You may have heard that testing for those without coronavirus symptoms is beginning across the country using new, quicker COVID-19 tests known as ‘lateral flow tests’. Along with the other protective measures we are taking, these tests will help staff and students to remain in school safely. By testing we will help to stop the virus spread and help to keep our school open as safely as possible.
For a good explanation of Covid-19 that you can use with a child or young person and for fun ideas for activities to do at home, from the Vitual School Leicestershire website https://resources.leicestershire.gov.uk/news/support-for-carers
Listen to Leigha
One of our teachers reads the classic Children's book The Gruffalo. The reading is also subtitled should people require this. The reading is also subtitled.
Leigha also has a great cooking session for you making The Gruffalo's Easter Treats. Click here for the recipe.
There is also this website with lots of Gruffalo activities for you to take part in:
Parents and carers – you may be interested to know that the government has set up a WhatsApp group which will send you all the latest COVID-19 updates. If you would like to join it simply add 07860064422 as a contact in WhatsApp and send the message ‘Hi’. You will then be registered.
Warning about email and telephone scams
Watch out for scams exploiting the coronavirus pandemic, such as:
Emails asking parents for bank details because they qualify for FSM.
Phone calls purporting to be official bodies (such as HMRC, Sky, BT, etc.) asking for bank details .
Citizens Advice has information on how to check if something is a scam.